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(Source:AP/Susan Walsh)

Florida Teen Cancer Survivor Lobbies Capitol Hill

A 14-year-old southwest Florida cancer survivor is lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill to fund Medicaid and other children’s programs.

07/05/2014

Congressman Henry "Trey" Radel, 37, was arrested during a "buy and bust" operation in Washington. (Source: CBS)

Congressman Radel Back On Capitol Hill After Cocaine Bust

Florida Congressman Trey Radel returned to Capitol Hill this week for the first time since pleading guilty last fall to cocaine possession, being sentenced to a year of probation, and entering a rehab facility.

CBS Miami–01/09/2014

Immigration

Hundreds Of Immigrant Advocates Gather In Miami

More than 600 immigration advocates, non-profit leaders and local officials are gathering in Miami to shift the immigration discussion from amnesty and temporary visas to what can be done to help existing immigrant groups better integrate into American life.

11/18/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about race in the context of the not guilty ruling of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.  (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Set To Announce Health Care Fix

President Barack Obama will lay out his plan Thursday to deal with the growing concern of the several million Americans who have been informed their health care plan that don’t meet minimum standards will be canceled.

CBS Miami–11/14/2013

Democrat & Republican Logo

Washington Preps For Contentious September

As Washington continues to head for a proverbial brick wall with government funding and the debt default, a schism in the Republican Party could be the key to keeping both the federal government in business and the nation from avoiding a debt default.

CBS Miami–08/16/2013

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Capitol Hill Rocketing Towards Economic Showdown

As the annual August recess continues in Washington, the outcry from some of the most conservative members of the Republican caucus continue to call for either a government shutdown or a debt limit default to halt the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

CBS Miami–08/15/2013

SANFORD, FL - JULY 8:  The Father of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, testifies as a defense witness in George Zimmerman  trial in Seminole circuit court, July 8, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Donnelly identified the screams as belonging to Zimmerman. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Tracy Martin Speaks To New Congressional Caucus

Tracy Martin, the father of the late Trayvon Martin, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday for the inaugural hearing of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys.

CBS Miami–07/24/2013

(Source: AP)

Austerity Arrives With Sequestration

Sequestration day has arrived in Washington, D.C. and by 11:59 Friday night, the White House will be forced to order across-the-board, indiscriminate budget cuts in European-style austerity that could plunge the United States back into recession.

CBS Miami–03/01/2013

President Barack Obama on January 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Reveals Sweeping Gun Control Reform

In a potentially historic move, President Barack Obama revealed some of the most far-reaching gun control policy reforms in more than a decade. The plans are drawing partisan support and scorn from local and national politicians.

CBS Miami–01/16/2013

stacks of money

Washington Prepares For Next Fiscal Fight

The smoke has barely cleared from the prolonged fight over the fiscal cliff on Capitol Hill, but already Congressional leaders and the White House are drawing lines in the sand over the debt ceiling.

CBS4–01/03/2013

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